Military Minute: How To Thank A Veteran

Video:  Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say when you see a veteran or uniformed servicemember. Go beyond a canned response and show your appreciation in a personal and meaningful way. Take a look and see: Learn more!

Veterans Day, Then and Now


by Rebecca Alwine Facts about Veterans Day you won’t want to be caught not knowing Veterans Day. “In 1919, Armistice Day was established after the end of World War I,” I heard from the backseat as I was driving home from school one day. Quickly followed by, “In 1955, President [Dwight D.} Eisenhower changed it […]

Wounded Warrior Scholarship Program at Colorado Technical University


Content Sponsored by CTU Take a moment to view our latest AmeriForce Education Spotlight. This time around, we’re profiling Colorado Technical University and their Wounded Warrior Scholarship.

Protect Your Family For As Little As $12/month


Content Sponsored by AAFMAA Family really is everything. And whether you’re at home or answering the call of duty, AAFMAA’s Military Family Life Insurance protects everyone you love for as little as $12/month. This includes our affordable life insurance policies for each member of your family, designed specifically for the Reserve and National Guard community. […]

Navigating the New Blended Retirement System: What You Need to Know


by Andrea Downing Peck January’s roll out of the Blended Retirement System (BRS) starts the clock ticking for many service members on one of the biggest financial decisions they will make — deciding whether to remain in the military’s defined benefit pension system or opt in to the new revamped retirement plan. Decisions, decisions. Historically, […]

The BRS and the Reserve Component


Many questions surround the new Blended Retirement System, for which current service members can opt into and new service members will be automatically enrolled starting Jan. 1, 2018. There’s even a mandatory opt-in course service members must take before making their decision. But special considerations for members of the reserve component must be taken into […]

Military Minute – How To Thank A Veteran


Take a minute (or two) to watch our newest video! Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say when you see a veteran or uniformed servicemember. Go beyond a canned response and show your appreciation in a personal and meaningful way. Take a look and see:

Military Families Magazine – November 2017


Download this Military Families Magazine digital edition now or view past issues in our Digital Archive! In this special 2017 Veteran’s Guide issue: Adjusting to Your New Civilian Role Leaving the Military Behind – Updates to Your Benefits, Groups You Can Join Finances – How to Prepare for Life After the Military Landing the Right Post-Military Job […]

The Reserve & National Guard Magazine – November 2017


Download this digital edition now or read past issues in our Digital Archive! In this special transition issue: Leaving the Military Behind – Updates to Your Benefits, Adjusting to Your New Finances, Groups You Can Join Blended Retirement System – What it Means for You Using the Forever G.I. Bill And More!

3 Family Friendly Packable School Lunches


As the leaves turn from green to shades of red, orange, and brown and the humidity in the air releases to a cool crispness, many of us are hit with a wave of nostalgia for our youth.  Our senses initiate memories of back-to-school shopping, trick-or-treating, and cheering at the homecoming football game. A not so […]

It’s CFC Time!


The 2017 CFC Open Season, now will run from October 2, 2017 through January 12, 2018. This start time is about a month later than in previous years and was recommended by the CFC-50 Commission in 2012. This will allow local campaign zones time to organize their engagement strategies in order to incorporate the beneficial […]